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De Havilland DH89 Dominie X7403, impressed into RAF service, one of 6 Dominies transferred to the 8th AF USAAF.

Taken on charge as X7403 under Contract No B.104592/40 at 18 MU 7-Sep-41. To 24 Squadron, Hendon 20-Aug-42. To 8th AF USAAF 1-Dec-42. To de Havilland for maintenance 19-May-44; to 5 MU 11-Sep-44. Sold 11-Mar-48 to Denham Air Services. Regd G-AKTY (CofR 12210) 3-Mar-48 to Leslie Ernest Gisborne & Derek John Hayles t/a Ocean Airways, Portsmouth. Regd 15-Apr-48 to Herts & Essex Aero Club (1946) Ltd, Broxbourne. CofA 10081 issued 5-May-48. Regn cld 11-May-51 as sold in France. Regd F-BFVR [CofR 21520] 11-Aug-51 to Societe Commercial d’Aviation, Toussus. Regd Aug-53 to Societe Air-Madagascar, Ivato. Regd in Madagascar as 5R-MAM Jan-63 to same owner. Sold Jan-64 and regd F-OCBX 13-Mar-64 to Societe Air Djibouti, Djibouti. Regd 5R-MAM 31-May-65 to Societe Air Madagascar, Ivato. Regn closed Nov-66.




  • Hendon

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF station which in 1944 was home to Douglas C-47 Skytrain lodgers.


Event Location Date
Manufactured Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK August 1941

Built at de Havilland.

Delivered Tinwald Downs Roundabout, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG1 1TT, UK 7 September 1941

Delivered to 18 MU 7-Sep-41.

Assigned Hendon, London NW4, UK 1 December 1942 – 19 May 1944

Assigned to To 8th AF USAAF 1-Dec-42.

Crashed Hendon, London NW4, UK 4 December 1942

Taxiing accident RAF Hendon Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Irwin J Levy. 4-Dec-42.


Date Contributor Update
28 January 2016 16:16:08 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and place associations